Yahoo and IPv6

Paul Vixie vixie at
Tue May 17 16:29:34 UTC 2011

> Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 11:49:47 -0400
> From: Steve Clark <sclark at>
> This is all very confusing to me. How are meaningful names going to assigned
> automatically?

It'll probably be a lot like Apple's and Xerox's various multicast naming
systems if we want it to work in non-globally connected networks.

> Right now I see something like for
> one of our servers, how does this mean anything to anyone else?

It wouldn't of course.  I'm sorry if my earlier words on this were useless.

Dave Taht gave a wonderful talk a few weeks ago ("Finishing the Internet",
see during which he had us start an rsync
from his wireless laptop to as many of ours as could run rsync, and then
had the conference organizer turn off the upstream link.  He noted that
those of us using the local resource (a giant file, either an ISO or a
MPEG or similar) were still getting work done whereas those of us trying
to "use the internet" were dead in the water.  Then, referring to his
time in Nicaragua he said that he has a lot of days like this and he'd
like more work to be possible when only local connectivity was available.

Compelling stuff.  Pity there's no global market for localized services
or we'd already have it.  Nevertheless this must and will get fixed, and
we should be the generation who does it.

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